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Got Special KIDS|Pacific Play Tents Parachutes with Handles & Carrying Bag Pacific Play Tents Parachutes with Handles & Carrying Bag

Build teamwork and motor skills!

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Got Special KIDS|My Primary Backpack Tags My Primary Backpack Tags

Make afterschool transitions go smoother! Give your child a visual reminder on their backpack!

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Got Special KIDS|Carson Dellosa What Happened? Learning Cards Carson Dellosa What Happened? Learning Cards

Help young learners improve listening, conversation and social skills!

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Got Special Kids|4-Inch Therapy, Learn & Play Thumb Ball Game Thumballs for Social Learning - 4-Inch Therapy, Learn & Play Game

More than a ball! Throw it! Catch it! Respond to the panel under your thumb.

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Got Special KIDS|Child's Feeling Mini Poster Set Mini Young Children's Feelings Poster Set of 12

A great tool for helping children identify & express emotions.

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Got Special Kids|6-Inch Therapy, Learn & Play Thumb Ball Game 6-Inch Therapy, Learn & Play Thumb Ball Game

More than a ball! Throw it! Catch it! Respond to the panel under your thumb. Great for social skills training!

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Got Special KIDS|A Key Education early learning game that is a new twist on a long beloved game of dominoes: Emotion-oes Emotion-oes

Kid-friendly and colorful art will help children recognize and identify emotions.

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Got Special KIDS|Learning Resources Diggity Dogs Matching, Sorting & Counting Game Learning Resources Diggity Dogs

Have some furry, four-legged fun!

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Got Special KIDS|Photographic learning cards for teaching emotions to young children; Early Learning; Special Needs / Inclusion; Behavior Management Emotion Learning Cards

Help children recognize their own emotions and those of others.

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Got Special KIDS|Eeboo - How Am I Feeling? Eeboo - How Am I Feeling?

Develops emotional literacy!

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Got Special KIDS|Eeboo Good Manners Flash Cards Eeboo Good Manners Flash Cards

Learn good manners with the polite pigs!

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Got-Special KIDS | Respect the Earth Flash Cards Eeboo Respect the Earth Flash Cards

Friendly animals show simple ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Got Special KIDS|Eeboo Good Citizenship Flash Cards Eeboo Good Citizenship Flash Cards

Start a conversation about social responsibility!

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Got Special KIDS|What Do I Do? Conversation Cards Eeboo What Do I Do? Conversation Cards

Help children understand how to handle social situations with poise, grace and confidence!

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Got Special KIDS| I Heard Your Feelings Conversation Cards for Analyzing Emotions Eeboo I Heard Your Feelings Conversation Cards

Help children recognize and express their feelings!

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Got Special KIDS|Think Fun Heads Talk Tails Walk ThinkFun Heads Talk Tails Walk

Order up! Kids take turns using the Frankie Squeezer to fill scrumptious orders.

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Got Special Kids|Child's Feeling Poster Laminated Child Feeling's Poster

A great tool for helping children identify & express emotions.

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Got Special Kids|Teen Feeling's Poster Laminated Teen Feeling's Poster

Helps teen's recognize & understand feelings.

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Got Special Kids|Hiding Hat Game is a sensory hide and seek game that gets kids engaged Speech Corner - The Hiding Hat Game

Children love the element of surprise!

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Got Special KIDS|Wonderboard 'Make a Face' Emotional Learning Magnet Set Dowling Wonderboard Make a Face Magnet Set

Create hundreds of crazy, kooky magnet faces!

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Got Special KIDS|Avalanche Fruit Stand Learning Resources Avalanche Fruit Stand

Steady… don’t spill the fruit!

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Got Special KIDS| GO AWAY Monster!! Preschool game GO AWAY Monster!!

The Game Where Little Kids Get Rid of the Monsters for Good!

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Got Special KIDS| Zingo by Thinkfun  Bingo with a Zing! Zingo by Thinkfun

Builds language & matching skills through fast-paced play.

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Got Special KIDS| Zingo Word Builder by Thinkfun Zingo Word Builder by Thinkfun

Have fun while learning to spell.

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Got Special KIDS|Making & Keeping Friends Games for Middle or High School Kids Making & Keeping Friends

Cards focus on real-life situations young teens face everyday

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Got Special KIDS|Watch This Face Puzzle Pairs Eeboo Watch This Face Puzzle Pairs

Match situations with emotional responses.

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Got Special KIDS| Trauma Reaction Cards for Children & Adolescents Trauma Reaction Cards for Children & Adolescents

Therapeutic tool to assist understanding & identifying reactions to trauma & stressful events.

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Got Special KIDS|Toss & Learn Lifeskill Learning Games for Elementary School Toss & Learn - Lifeskill Learning Games

Children learn important social and coping skills with these engaging dice games.

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Got Special Kids|Basic Vocabulary Photo Card Set Learning Resources Basic Vocabulary Photo Card Set

Versatile set of 156 photo illustrated cards for developing oral language skills related to everyday themes.

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Got Special KIDS|The Pencil Grip Feeling Heads Caucasian set for helping children identify feelings Feeling Heads - Set of 5 Squishies

Help children express their feelings.

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Got Special KIDS|You're the Boss! You're the Boss! 1st edition (Red Box)

Experience the world of work.

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Got Special KIDS|Marbles Brain Workshop Newton's Laws Game Strategic Newton's Laws Marble Brain Game

First to line up 5 in a row wins!

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Everyone needs to learn social skills. Developing social skills happens over time, and all kids learn by example. Social skills help us to interact with one another and communicate healthily, and these skills include both verbal and non-verbal cues.
For neurodivergent kids and adults, such as those with different learning abilities or those on the spectrum, understanding the complexities of social interaction can be a monumental task. That's because those with developmental delays, autism and other various spectrum disorders oftentimes exist in a self-absorbed environment that's simply not conducive to fine tuning the skills needed to have everyday social interactions. People with neurological differences tend to keep interests that are highly specific and concentrated, but they neglect to invite other people to share in their experiences. Furthermore, depending on the severity of the condition, neurodivergent kids may simply not have the capacity to learn the foundational skills required to understand the nuances of social communication.

Although we all communicate differently and it's important to accept and value divergent thinking, having the foundation for proper social skills is a critical aspect of carrying on successfully through life. Social skills foster relationships and prevent low self-esteem and isolation that's common in kids with autism and other neurological disorders.
They’re crucial to succeeding in school, keeping a job and actively participating within the community. Good social skills breed confidence and create people who are easy to get along with. Social skills encompass:

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Participation
  • Patience
  • Listening
  • Manners
  • Respect for others and self
  • Understanding non-verbal cues
  • Expressing feelings
  • Resilience
  • Conflict resolution

Kids who struggle with social skills may:

  • Avoid proper or prolonged eye contact
  • Interrupt or talk at length
  • Be unable to share a conversation
  • Ask inappropriate questions
  • Misinterpret non-verbal/facial cues from others
  • Fail to understand tone of voice
  • Repeat information
  • Look away or show little interest while others are talking
  • Take things literally
  • Fail to engage in imaginative play
  • Lack empathy and appear self-centered
  • Struggle with jokes
  • Over-respond to critique or failure
  • Disclose excessive personal information

There are many ways in which you can help your child improve their social skills. Communicating openly and setting an example for good cooperation, listening, manners and other social skills every day will help your kids mimic your examples. Openingly explaining why some things work and others don't will help your children to understand social skills from a practical perspective.
We carry a wide range of toys and games geared to help kids of all ages improve their social skills. Our social skills products are great at home or in the classroom, and are suited to all abilities. Kids of all ages will love to play with board games, use flash cards, learn about faces and more. When they're having fun, they're also learning.
Learning new skills in a positive and stress free environment helps kids to succeed.